Wednesday, 4 August 2010

In case you thought I was punching above budget

As I'm so strict on spending within budget and I tend to buy mainly high street with a bit of second hand and designer thrown in; I thought I ought to point out I did look at high street pea coat options.

No navy, just black and grey and not great quality in case you were wondering.


11 comments:

  1. You can tell it doesn't look as expensive. If you are not restricted to Navy, I think I saw a black DKNY which I remember thinking was fairly resonably priced on NAP. x

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  2. I wouldn't spend a cent on anything that can be described as "not great quality."

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  3. Hi there-hope you can hold out for the NF or SBC one, quality counts and also cost per wear is a great incentive for holding out too!

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  4. No way I have leart my lesson buying 'not great quaility' coats, it really is one piece you need to invest in. I got my McQueen wool military coat in NAP sale for around £300-400 and four years later it still looks brand new. If I had bought high street I would easily have spent £100 each year on a new one as they just dont last. I bought one from Oasis once which looked OK but within a week it had lost all the buttons and ripped up the back! I'm not saying you cant get good stuff on the high street but a winter coat is well worth going the extra mile for.

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  5. it's true, you do get what you pay for but I think the Top Shop one looks great, do you want it for a season or forever??

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  6. Fair dos, the Topshop one is horrid

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  7. It seems that if budget is the biggest criterion (after navy) then the Chloe would be best because it is a much more classic cut and will be stylish for years (do you want it to last for years?)

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  8. I do like the collar on that TopShop coat.

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  9. http://www.barbour.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=products.view&ProductID=18916&PCategoryID=25&RangeID=2

    Have you checked out this jacket by Barbour £199? Not in Navy but in black and purple
    x

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  10. You know, when you see things in photos you just can't guarantee it's going to translate in real life. Happily, you have a chance to look there before buying. And you are the best shopper!

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  11. Excuse my rant that follows but seeing this coat brings me back to the reality of looking for a good winter coat that wont be coming from high street even though my budget can only really scrape the £250 mark.
    Wool blend mix coats are all over the high street with a price tag that implies quality. Most of these coats barely see it past a winter without balding, piling & loosing shape.Thin and not very well insulated.I remember when the high street offered coats that were made to last with a tag of 100% wool.

    It is infuriating to pick up a beautifuly cut coat only to feel the cheap thin overly felted wool.

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